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National Teacher Certification: Become a nationally trained assessor

ISV is inviting school leaders and current nationally certified teachers to become trained assessors.

Independent Schools Victoria /
31 January 2024

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Amid national teacher shortages, retaining experienced and talented teachers has never been more important.

That’s why Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) is pleased to offer National Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALT) for Independent schools in 2024.

To support this initiative, ISV is inviting school leaders and current nationally certified teachers to become trained assessors. Becoming a trained assessor enables you to:

  • Contribute to building a high-quality teacher workforce that has a positive impact on students’ outcomes and wellbeing.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).
  • Gain skills in making consistent and evidence-based judgements about teacher practice.
  • Contribute to the professional growth of teachers in your school by supporting those working toward National Certification.
What does being an assessor involve?

Teachers undergoing National Certification must meet set requirements, provide evidence through artefacts, observations of teaching and referee interviews, and annotate evidence to demonstrate how they meet the standards and have positive impact on student learning and wellbeing.

Trained Assessors from Independent Schools in Victoria assess submissions to make a recommendation to the Independent Schools Victoria Certifying Authority (ISVCA).

Who can become an assessor?

To be eligible to be an assessor you must:

  • Hold current VIT registration and be at the Proficient level or above on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Be in a school leadership position or be an existing Nationally Certified Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher
  • Be prepared to undergo training as an assessor
  • Commit to a minimum of two years as a Nationally Certified Assessor.
What is the training process?

Assessor training consists of:

  • Completing AITSL Assessor Training online modules (15–20 hours)
  • Attending 2 workshops
What is the cost?
  • ISV will cover the cost of training
  • Any time release costs must be covered by the school
What is the commitment?

Committing to be an assessor involves:

  • Successful completion of the AITSL Assessor training program
  • Assessing applicants’ submissions for the ISVCA
  • Moderating with a co-assessor and creating a written report to the ISVCA
  • Providing written feedback to applicants
  • Participating in moderation processes for AITSL as required.

What are the next steps?

If you’d like to become a nationally trained assessor, please complete the expression of interest form below.

More information

Julie Baud
Principal Consultant
Independent Schools Victoria
julie.baud@is.vic.edu.au
(03) 9825 7200

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